Goldie Lookin' Chain

The eight-man Newport, Wales collective known as Goldie Lookin' Chain is providing what was missing from music: Welsh rappers. Often likened to the Beastie Boys, its debut long-player, Straight Outta Newport, is chock full of humorous tales told in the distinct voices of its individual members. Catapulting into the public's consciousness after the success of its Website,, and a series of DIY demos, Goldie Lookin' Chain raps about smoking, going out, smoking, life in Newport, smoking -- you get the picture. Despite its very British take on things, the group's offhand delivery makes Straight Outta Newport something anyone can laugh at and relate to.

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lily Moayeri